Tag Archives: Kansas Supreme Court

The Clock Is Running

The most recent Supreme Court ruling on school finance affirmed, once again, that the system to fund public education in Kansas remains unconstitutional. I have been intimately involved in advocating for equitable and adequate school funding for years, and I … Continue reading

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Equitable and Adequate School Funding

I received this photograph from Alan, a colleague who, like many of us, has spent decades advocating for equitable and adequate funding for Kansas schools. Apparently, the Mayan people of Chichen Itza, Mexico found it entertaining to watch “athletes” transcend … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Stand in the Light

There are moments in life that affirm my belief that if you stay true to your principles, good things will happen.  I have learned that many times, just when it seems that disappointment and darkness will win the day, something … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Kansas Supreme Courts Affirms Equity

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Kansas children and families, reminding us all that education is the cornerstone to the Kansas Constitution and our way of life. The Court ruled that the Kansas Legislature has again failed … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: The ABCs of School Finance

Last month in my blog, I was celebrating the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of public schools and Kansas kids. It was the latest court decision in the Gannon vs. State of Kansas school funding lawsuit. The court found … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: A Victory for Kansas Kids and Public Education!

Today, the Kansas Supreme Court issued their ruling in the latest school funding lawsuit in Kansas, Gannon vs. State of Kansas. The Court found schools must be financed to ensure every student, regardless of the property wealth of the community … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Education – A Right, or Just Rhetoric?

Growing up in Kansas, my family, as perhaps many of your families, has long held the belief that a quality education system is a fundamental right we expect as Americans. A right that we have never taken for granted, but … Continue reading

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